Color Run

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TomGallopavo
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Color Run
Apr 8, 2013

I have been in here reading forever but never had a chance to post.  I grew up in New York and Massachusetts so I have a tendency to enjoy the urban blight side of street photography.  I now live in a very rural area of Missouri.  I am just an amateur but have wanted for some time to try street photography.

Well, my wife ran in a "Color Run" 5k and me and the kids were dragged down to watch her finish so I thought I could sneak some photos for fun.  I took 287 photos and found 38 that I liked.  I have posted 7 of them here.  The color run is a 5k where they apparently throw florescent dyes on runners and each other.  The sky was overcast and the early morning light made the colors explode.  I used the sony a77 with a Minolta 50mm 1.4.  I kinda wished I used the 35mm lens but it is what it is.

I must say I have a tremendous respect for those that do this as it was anything but easy.  At one point I took a picture of a guy who didn't want his picture taken so I went over and showed it to him, offered to delete it, but he said ah...OK.  I did like it but it is not one of these.  Feel free to tear me apart or advise, I have a thick skin.  PP involved sharpening for printing as my wife wants to print them.  I also brought up the contrast.  I wanted to desaturate but my wife assured me the colors were just as they were.

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